Press Release

Monday, March 26, 2018

Press Release – Water is Life Walk

The 8th Annual Water is Life Walk will take place along the Howsatunnuck (Housatonic) River, May 15 to June 13, 2018

Organized by Uncí (Grandmother) Carole Bubar-Blodgett, the Water is Life Walk is a prayer for connection and healing; to help us connect with the water of life and to one another, for nothing lives without the water. Uncí Carole will walk the Howsatunnuck (Housatonic) River from source to sea, approximately 219 miles, starting and ending with New Moon Ceremonies on May 15, 2018 and June 13, 2018.

All are encouraged to participate in the walk. You can participate as a walker or as a supporter, or both. The walk provides an opportunity to come together, learn about and care for the water that supports your community and to participate in indigenous sacred ceremony.

Uncí Carole extends an invitation to “all people, all faiths, to gather like the drops of water and join us in this prayer for the Sacred Water of all life.”

The Howsatunnuck River flows from Washington, Massachusetts through the rolling valley between the Taconic Mountain Range of eastern New York State and the Berkshire hills of Western MA. It meanders South through western Connecticut and enters Long Island Sound between Stratford and Devon. It is central to the life of so many towns and communities. The Water is Life Walk encourages community members to come together to enact our shared sacred responsibility to affirm that water is life and to protect the water.

Industrial toxic waste and other pollutants have harmed the Howsatunnuck River and watershed over the years. The damage to the health of the river and watershed is long lasting. The Water is Life Walk is an opportunity to come together and heal the river and our connection to it and help prevent further damage to the river and watershed.

For more information visit and to sign up to volunteer complete this form.

Organizers Uncí Carole, Steph Kent and Lindsey Peterson at